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GRATED CARROT RICE

Carrot is a root vegetable is a perfect health food. It improves eye health. Orange carrots get their bright color from betacarotene an antioxidant that your body converts into Vit.A.

They are good source of fiber,Vit.K1, potassium,B6 and antioxidants.

Ingredients

Rice……1cup

Cinnamon…1piece

Cardomom…2

Cloves…..3

Star anise …1

Cook rice with the above whole spices and little salt. Add 1/2 lemon juice.Keep aside.

For Carrot rice

Carrot……4 grated

Ghee……3tbs

Saunf….1/4tsp

Cumin seeds….1/4tsp

Onion……2chopped

Green chillies…2

Garlic cloves …..3or 4 pods

Turmeric a small piece

Garam masala……1/4tsp

I grinded green chilli,ginger and garlic.

For a change have used grated turmeric powder I have used fresh turmeric grated.

In a kadai add ghee .Add saunf ,cumin seeds

Add onion and grated turmeric and add grated carrot.

Add grinded chilli ginger garlic paste.Add garam masala powder if you need more spicy add chilli powder and salt.

When done add cooked rice. See that rice doesn’t get broken.

Lastly add chopped Coriander leaves.

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PULIYODARE/ TAMARIND RICE

Puliyodare,Pulihora or Tamarind rice is a common rice recipe in South Indian States.This is a main course dish. This is usually a neivedyam for Pooja’s both in homes and also in temples.Also this is travel friendly recipe . Best for lunch box too.

Ingredients for mix

  • Channa dhal…..2tbs
  • Urad dhal……….2 TBS
  • Coriander seeds..1 TSP
  • Pepper……..1 Tsp
  • Methi seeds..1tsp
  • Red chillies …4 or 5
  • Asafoetida..1/4 TSP.

In a kadai first put Channa dhal then urad dhal and dry roast it for sometime.then add coriander seeds ,pepper corns,methi seeds and red chillies. Fry a little then add asafoetida.After roasting put it in mixer grinder and make it into a fine powder.Keep it aside. Can refrigerate it and use while preparing the mix.

Ingredients for the mix

  • Tamarind..lime size
  • Mustard seeds…1/4 TSP
  • Urad dhal……1/2 TSP
  • Channa dhal…1/2 TSP
  • Groundnuts….4 TBS
  • Curry leaves….few
  • Red chillies…..3
  • Jaggery a small piece.
  • Gingelly oil ..4 tbs
  • Turmeric powder…1/4 TSP
  • Salt as required
  • Asafoetida…1/4 TSP

Method

  1. In a kadai add gingelly oil.
  2. When it gets heated add mustard seeds then urad dhal and Channa dhal.
  3. When it gets roasted add red chillies and curry leaves.
  4. Add turmeric powder
  5. Now add ground nuts
  6. Fry a little and add the grounded powder to it.
  7. Now let it mix well
  8. Add tamarind extract to it.
  9. Allow it to boil.
  10. When it starts thickening add required salt.
  11. Till it is like a halwa stage
  12. Remove from fire and store in airtight container.
  13. Take a cup of cooked rice and mix with it.
  14. Serve with papad or vathal.

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CAULIFLOWER FRIED RICE/GOBI FRIED RICE

Another single variety rice .Cauliflower is a very good source of vitamin.C and manganese.It is low in fat,high in fiber and have antioxidant and inflammatory properties.

First we have to get the cauliflower ready for the rice.in this we prepare a batter to fry the florets.

Ingredients for batter

  • All purpose flour/Maid…1/2 cup
  • Corn flour….1/2 cup
  • Chilli powder……1 tbs
  • Food color(optional)
  • Garam masala……1/2 tsp
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil for frying the florets.

Cut cauliflower into florets.Put in hot water with salt to clean it.Now dip the florets in batter and then fry it.Keep aside.

For rice

  • Rice ……3 cups
  • Green chillies …….2 or 3
  • Carrot chopped…..1 cup
  • Cabbage chopped….2cups
  • Chilli powder…..2 tsp
  • Pepper powder…..2tsp
  • Garam masala…..1 tbs
  • Tomato sauce…..3tbs
  • Chilli sauce…..1 or 2tsp
  • Soya sauce……1 tbs
  • Salt as needed
  • Oil 4 tbs

Method:

  1. In a kadai put oil.
  2. Add green chillies slit to it
  3. Add chopped carrots to it and fry a little
  4. Now add chopped cabbage to it
  5. To this add fried cauliflower,then chilli powder,pepper powder,all sauces and required salt
  6. Finally add cooked rice to it.

Serve with raitha and papas.

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THAYIR SADAM/CURD RICE/DAHI RICE

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Among different rice preparation curd rice is an easy recipe one.Thayir sadam is served lastin the menu .South Indian meal meal will not end without curd rice.This is both in exotic menu as well as satvic menu.curd rice is offered in temples  also.During the month of Margazhiafter chanting Thirupavai and Thiruvampavai they give some rice variety as prasadam this is one such.
INGREDIENTS:
*Cooked rice 1cup
*Curd.  1/2 cup
*milk 1/2 cup.
For seasoning
*Oil 2 tbs
*Mustard seeds1/4 tsp
*urad dhal1/2 TSP
*curry leaves a few
*green chillies 2
*ginger a small piece chop or grate
*raw mango 1 tsp. Chopped
*coriander leaves chopped
*salt as needed.

METHOD
1.Cook rice. It should be mushy.so after cooking rice mash it with a laddle.
2.When it is cold add milk,curd and salt mix well.
3.To a small frying pan pour 2 tbs of oil then add mustard seeds when it splutters add urad dhal then add chopped chillies,curry leaves,ginger and raw mango and fry  a little and to the rice mixture..
Serve with pickle.
Some like to have with potato fry,some with okra fry and some with vengaya vadagam.

Variations
One can serve with grated carrot for more healthy version.
*can top with pomegranate to make it colourful too.
*green grapes or raisins can be added

Few tips
1.If you are going to consume after few hours more milk should be used with 2 or 3 tbs of curd
2.After mixing the rice should be loose.
3.Depending on your taste increase the or decrease the quantity of curd.
4. Never use hand for mixing as it will increase the sourness
5.While adding milk to rice see that the rice is cold..

As a side dish an easy method of preparing an easy pickle.
To cut raw mangoes add red chilly powder and required amount of salt.Mix well.If you want can add seasoning too.

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CARROT RICE

img_3650We have a number of variety rice  carrot rice is an easy one.We can say that it is lunch box special.It is kids special.

We can prepare in two ways.One is the pressure cooker method thepther one with the left  over rice.

INGREDIENTS:

  • Rice: 1 cup
  • Onion-1 or 2 sliced
  • carrot:3/4 cup cut in small pieces
  • Coriander leaves 1tbs
  • Bay leaf:1
  • cardomom a few
  • Vegetable masala powder:1 or 2 tsp
  • salt to taste
  • mint leaves few
  • Oil or ghee

FOR GRINDING:

  • Coconut:1/4 cup
  • Coriander leaves:1 tbs
  • Ginger: a small piece
  • Garlic 3 or 4 pods
  • Green chilly:1

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METHOD

Wash and keep rice aside

  1. Keep cooker in stove.Add oil or ghee.
  2. put bay leaf when it gets heated.
  3. add cardomom to it.
  4. Add coriander and mint leaves to it
  5. Add sliced onions and saute it.
  6. Now add cut carrot pieces to it
  7. Then add the ground paste to it and mix well.
  8. Add vegetable masala powder to it.
  9. Now add the washed rice to it and fry for few seconds.
  10. Now add water to it after adding salt to it.
  11. Close the lid  and keep for 2 whistles

Serve with papad and raitha.

Suggestions:

1.I have used Sonam masoori rice steam which I use daily for cooking.I used 2 cups of water and kept till 2 whistles.

2.Can use basmati rice but use water accordingly

3.If it is prepared with left over rice same steps from 1 to 8 steps have to be followedcan use grated carrot or if cut pieces boil and add before adding cooked rice.

4.For a variation can add sambar powder instead of vegetable masala.

5.If for kids can  fry nuts and add to it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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COCONUT RICE/THENGA SADAM

Coconut rice is one among the rice varieties common in South India.It is easy to make recipe.It is prepared for Navrathri also.Freshly grated coconut will  be more tasty.Many prepare with different ingredients but mine is very simple one.I add coconut oil which is really yummy.

  • Ingredients
  • Cooked rice -1 cup;
  • Grated coconut -1/2 to 3/4 cup
  • Onion chopped-2 to 3 tbs
  • Green chillies -2 to 3 accdg. to taste
  • Urad  dhal and mustard seeds-1 tsp
  • coconut oil- 2 tbs
  • curry leaves-few

salt to taste

Method:

1.Cook rice seperately and keep aside.

2.In a kadai add coconut oil then add mustard seeds when done add onions, chillies and curry leaves. Saute it.

3.Now add coconut scrapings and required salt.saute it for few minutes.

4. Now add the cooked rice and mix well.

Serve with papad or fryums/vathal.

My family members likes this very much.Do try and let me know.

 

 

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